Yuta Watanabe, who joined the NBA = American professional basketball Nets, participated in the team's camp that started on the 27th, and said, "I want to thoroughly do the unrefined part." .
Watanabe, who is in his fifth season in the NBA, participated in the Nets camp on the 27th, which began in New York, his home base, ahead of the opening next month.
On the first day of camp, the entire team practice was closed to the public, and the final 15 minutes were open to the press for about three hours of practice.
Watanabe had finished his individual practice in the morning, and during the open hours, he was watching the shooting practice of ace Durant and control tower Irving.
The Nets, which has many star players, has been a favorite for the championship for the past few years, but was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season. It was inspiring for me to see so many star players playing with a hungry spirit,” he said about his impression of the team.
In a private tactical practice, after revealing that he had a match-up with Durant, he said, "I was one level higher than the players I've come to so far, and I was impressed by how amazing it was when I saw it up close. There are many superstars, so I want to thoroughly do the unrefined part,” and talked about his determination to win the fierce battle for members.
Watanabe will participate in the camp until the 2nd of next month, aiming to join the regular season after the preseason match.
Wizards Hachimura moves to camp launch Japan
Meanwhile, Wizards' Rui Hachimura wrapped up his Washington camp on the 27th and traveled to Japan for a preseason match against last season's champion Warriors.
The preseason matches in Japan will be held on the 30th of this month and the 2nd of next month.